Review of 2015 pt.1 - Dig That Treasure!

2015 was Dig That Treasure!'s second full year in existence and although things were a little quiet a lot of the time, there was still a lot of excitement... Here's a round-up.

Dig That Treasure!

Following the sell-out success of DTT's first gig promotion in December 2014, I set to work on putting together a couple more shows... First up was Dig That Treasure!'s second birthday celebration on the 19th August, marked by an amazing show at London's Courtyard Theatre. Heading the bill were gleeful Ethiopian group Krar Collective, supported by the awesome Kiran Leonard and Jerkcurb. A few weeks later was an intimate show in the basement of Brighton pub The Globe, where Stephen Steinbrink and Julie Byrne played beautifully to a small - but full - room.

DTT in radio form came to a temporary end in July, but it went down with a bang. The final show was a 'best of', spinning some of my absolute favourites. But the real success of Dig That Treasure! on Resonance in 2015 took place in March with the broadcast of a special thirty minute interview with Ian Parton of my all-time favourite group The Go! Team. We chatted about imagery, sampling and obsessive record collecting, and I span a couple of tracks from their brand new record The Scene Between.

While I published fewer posts on this blog than in both 2013 and '14, a good few posts still found their way into the open. Highlights included Ted Chippington's deadpan 'Feel Like Buddy Holly', Ho Mei Fan's 'China Night' and the saccharine brilliance of Diveo's 'Ferris Wheel' among many many others...

2016 is going to be a big year. Except a return to the airwaves, more blog posts, and a very exciting resurrection of Dig That Treasure! Records.


No comments:

Post a Comment